Paper Planner setup
Mine is 8 1/2 x 11, three ring. Got some nice heavy duty legal pads, punched, from Office Depot. (TOPS brand. Not the cheapest; got 20 lb; but they last months so who cares?) Also some 3M stick-on tabs.
Major headings have plastic pocket dividers with the index tab insert.
Tabbed subheaders (I just stick the 3M to the paper)
Brain Dead (love this one)
I number my projects on the list and put a "project planning" sheet with the number and title into the Project Plans section. I built my own form and print on thick 24 lb paper with a graph paper grid background. When I build a new project I ordinarily do a quick dump with outcome, what kind of support materials I think I'll need, brainstorm section that I usually sketch out a map on, and at least one next action at the bottom. "brainstorm project X" is often the next action in Anywhere.
As I wrote elsewhere, I'm liking the paper system better than software despite being the worlds geekiest doc. (I joined a computer club in 1966...) My rule of thumb is no more than one page for each action list so I don't bury myself. I did bury myself in Outlook; it's way too easy to add a new Task.
My indulgent wife has gotten me two gorgeous fountain pens, the Pilot Retractable and a Lamy Retractable. There is something almost sensuous about writing on good paper with those pens and that is a small but real motivator for me.